Anyone Know What Breeds Are In This Sweet Dog?

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  1. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    We got one of our dogs, Murphy, from a shelter a little over a year ago. I've always wondered what's in him, so I thought I'd ask some of the dog experts on BYC! :D He's a bit wary around strangers (he would never bite, he just gets scared and runs to his cage), but once he gets to know you he is a complete sweetheart. He seems to have a hunting instinct and he protects all of our livestock from anything to big birds flying ahead, to cats, and to whatever else may be intruding on our yard. He also seems to protect the people that he cares about. He likes other dogs and adores our little Beagle. And he is also very athletic and loves to climb! I just put this personality stuff in there incase any breeds have a personality like this. :) Here's some pictures:
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    We were thinking definitely something "houndy" and maybe some Pointer in there......? Anyone wanna take a guess? :D Thanks for your input in advance!
     
  2. DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like he might have some shorthair pointer in him. The body type and little black spots all over him suggest that. Looks like he might have some beagle in him, too. How big is he?
     
  3. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Thanks for your input! :D He's about 40-45 pounds, and I can get a pic of him standing soon for you.
     
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    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is just shy of being the minimum weight of a German shorthair pointer. He may be that mixed with a smaller breed. The pic will help!
     
  5. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Here you go:
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    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's very pretty!! His stance resembles a shorthair pointer, but he is a bit larger bodied. His markings look like a shorthair pointer as well as a beagle, and so does his stance. Does he bark a lot?
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Just my thoughts because it is kinda fun guessing.

    I thought German Shorthair Pointer x Beagle also, but with both GSP and Beagles having long heavy ears, you would think Murphy would have longer ears than he does?

    How about a Boxer x Beagle? Which might explain the slightly larger body and not so long ears?
     
  8. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Thanks! He doesn't bark to much, only when something comes in the yard he's not familiar with or when someone he doesn't know pulls in the drive way. And it's more of a bark, not a howl. And I forgot to say he has rough/wire-y fur.
    It is fun to guess! :) He does have short, little ears......I just looked up Boxer x Beagle mixes and they look very similar to Murphy.
     
  9. DutchBunny03

    DutchBunny03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ifhe were part boxer, he would have a bit of a pug like face. Does he?
     
  10. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Not really, he has more of a hound face. :)
     

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